Partner. Registered patent agent in both Canada and the US and a Registered Trademark Agent in Canada. Practice focuses on all types of intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, particularly in the chemical and pharmaceutical areas. Has appeared in the trial and appeal levels of the Federal Court, and in the Supreme Court of Canada in cases ranging from pharmaceuticals to construction toys to washing machine agitators. Advises clients on pre-litigation issues, such as providing freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity opinions. Cases have involved issues including anticipation, obviousness, utility, the duty of good faith, infringement, the doctrine of functionality in trade-mark law, survey evidence, and copyright. Has a patent prosecution practice with an emphasis on patenting in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Lexpert®, Chambers, The Legal 500 Canada and Best Lawyers in Canada, and by Who’s Who Legal Canada, Euromoney, IAM Patent 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars for patents. Co-author of two of the main patent textbooks in Canada. Frequent author and speaker on IP law. Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, The Advocates’ Society and Canadian Bar Association.
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